Category Archives: Italian

Penne with shrimp and broccoli 7/2/22

We are on vacation! This is our 50th wedding anniversary road trip!! We have already spent two driving days where we went through some beautiful and also some desolate country. Here are a couple of pictures- We are settled for … Continue reading

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Zoodles, fettuccine, and a lot of broccoli

A new ingredient that we have been using is Carba-Nada pasta. It still has carbs but way less than regular pasta. And it tastes great! We also have a handheld spiralizer as a new gadget. So although we only used … Continue reading

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Fettuccine and zoodles with broccoli and mushrooms. 6/22/22

Wow, what a giant bowl of food! I cut down my pasta portion but added a bunch of zoodles. There are a lot of vegetables in this as well and a little bit of oil. This is the perfect vegan … Continue reading

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Sort of eggplant Parmesan with zoodles. 6/18/22

I made up this dish while making it. I knew I did not want breaded and fried eggplant and remembered how much we had enjoyed the eggplant cubes that I roasted in the oven for our farro bowls. I decided … Continue reading

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Fettuccine with arrabbiata sauce

It’s pasta Wednesday and we are finally getting around to having fettuccine arrabbiata! Arrabbiata sauce is a spicy tomato sauce. To make it spicy I used a can of Rotel, a minced jalapeño, red pepper flakes, and several squirts of … Continue reading

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Vegetable stir-fry with polenta and fresh herbs 6/5/22

Since I ate an egg for breakfast I was looking for something different for Sunday night’s dinner. Aha, leftover polenta in the refrigerator! Given that polenta did not seem to lend itself to Asian flavors I decided to make an … Continue reading

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Fusilli with mushrooms and asparagus 5/19/22

This is a delicious and filling pasta dinner that I make every week. It always includes some shape or strand of pasta, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and a vegetable. This week I used asparagus. It is one of my favorites. The … Continue reading

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Fusilli with mushrooms and kale 5/11/22

It’s pasta Wednesday! It’s also vegan Wednesday! I try to keep my Wednesdays vegan along with one or two other vegan or vegetarian days a week. This week along with with this pasta dinner, Friday (Afghani dal), Saturday (grilled porto … Continue reading

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Penne with broccoli and mushrooms 5/7/22

Saturday night’s quick and easy dinner was whole wheat penne with lots of mushrooms and broccoli. Cooked the mushrooms first with some onion, garlic, pepper flakes, salt, and oregano. I added the broccoli shortly before the penne was al dente. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato and mushroom sauce 4/30/22

I was supposed to be eating some sort of egg thing on Saturday since we were having a big family dinner on Sunday, the normal breakfast for dinner day. But I just could not make myself do it. We had … Continue reading

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